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Sam Smith investigates the future of Cornwall's much-valued community hospitals and we catch up with a disabled ex-soldier who has designed a radical new trail bike.

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29 minutes

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Mon 21 Jan 2013 19:30
BBC One Channel Islands, South West only

NHS: What will reforms mean for patients?

NHS: What will reforms mean for patients?

The NHS is about to undergo its biggest overhaul since its creation 65 years ago, but what will the government's changes mean for patients and health services?


There has been intense political debate about the reforms with some critics claiming the changes constitute 'privatisation through the back door'.


But the government says patients will have more choice, and that doctors at a local level will have more control.


Dr Phil Hammond explains what the changes will mean for all of us.


Watch a video feature on the BBC News website.


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PresenterSam Smith
Series EditorSimon Willis

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